17. 02. 2014

The future of museums in China

The hotel concierge had heard of neither of the museums I intended to visit that day. Not all that surprising, perhaps, until you consider the scale of the institutions in question. One was the Long Museum,...

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04. 02. 2014

In China’s war on bad air, government decision to release data gives fresh hope

Aly Song/Reuters – A man wears a mask while walking on a bridge during a hazy day in Shanghai. Starting this year, the government has required 15,000 factories to publicly report details on their...

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22. 01. 2014

In Fast-Changing China, Reality Can Overtake Fiction

One of the challenges of writing about China is the country moves fast — sometimes faster than the publishing business. Take Enigma of China, the latest detective novel by Chinese-American author Qiu Xiaolong. In...

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27. 12. 2013

China: The Year in Smog

This wasn’t the first year that smog blackened Chinese cities with appalling frequency, closed airports and roads, and sent children to hospitals with pollution-filled lungs. Though labored breathing and chronic hacking have long...

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23. 12. 2013

Chinese Respondents Top Materialism Poll

A global poll of attitudes toward wealth has found what many domestic critics allege already: Chinese today are just too materialistic. The survey was conducted by the French market research company Ipsos in September and...

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23. 12. 2013

Mad about museums

THE RED BRICK CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM can be found beyond Beijing’s fifth ring road, in an area so recently urbanised it is still called Hegezhuang Village. The street up to it is wide...

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